Partnership will increase regional access to open source geospatial solutions.
New York, New York, January 13, 2011 - GeoTekne, a GIS consulting company based in Tandil, Buenos Aires, and OpenGeo, a global leader in open source geospatial solutions, announced a reseller agreement that will bring the OpenGeo Suite Enterprise Edition to Argentina.
OpenGeo is well-known for its contributions and leadership in the development of powerful open source geospatial technologies. The OpenGeo Suite offers a fully-integrated open source geospatial platform for serving maps and data through web applications, mobile devices, and desktop clients. The OpenGeo Suite Enterprise Edition is comprised of tested, integrated, and supported geospatial components including PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers, GeoWebCache, and GeoExt.
Thanks to the reseller agreement, OpenGeo Suite users in Argentina will have access to professional support with GeoTekne. Developers and support experts at OpenGeo will then collaborate with Geotekne as needed to ensure that clients in Argentina have robust open source solutions. José Macchi of GeoTekne said: "This alliance will allow customers in Argentina to have trained local support on OpenGeo platforms and systems, improving the quality of their GIS implementations."
Chris Holmes, OpenGeo president, added: "We are excited to be working with GeoTekne, as it will allow us to establish local expertise and support for OpenGeo Suite users in Argentina. GeoTekne is a company formed by professionals from diverse disciplines such as remote sensing, geography, and engineering, so we feel confident that Argentinian OpenGeo Suite users will be in good hands."
OpenGeo is a social enterprise working to build the best web-based geospatial technology. The company brings the best practices of open source software to geospatial organizations around the world by providing enterprises with supported, tested, and integrated open source solutions to build the Geospatial Web. OpenGeo also supports open source communities by employing key developers of PostGIS, GeoServer, and OpenLayers. Since 2002, the company has provided successful consulting services and products to clients like the World Bank, Google, the UK Ordnance Survey, Portland TriMet, MassGIS, Landgate, and the Federal Communications Commission. OpenGeo is the geospatial division of OpenPlans, a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that informs and engages communities through journalism and open source software. All of OpenGeo's revenue has been and will continue to be re-invested into innovative and useful software in support of the OpenPlans mission.
GeoTekne is consulting company formed by professionals from diverse areas and experiences —including remote sensing, geographic information systems, GPS, and many other technologies where the "space" variable has importance. GeoTekne's interdisciplinary work offers answers to a wide variety of problems. They are located in the city of Tandil, in the southeast of the Buenos Aires province of Argentina.
OpenGeo, a Division of OpenPlans